A new group has just been formed, The Friends of the Historic Oregon Water Tower, and we need your help to restore and keep this valuable piece of village history in good condition. Built in 1899, the Pump House and Water Tower are on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. In October 2013, the Oregon Historic Preservation Commission and Village Board gave the Friends permission to move forward with a landscaping project in spring of 2014.
Here is the tentative plan for the restoration of the Pump House and Water Tower:
Phase 1 - Spring of 2014, plant new landscaping around the building and water tower
Phase 2 - 2014, conduct tuck-pointing on outside of building, replace windows, front door, paint outside of building, restore inside of Pump House
Cost: Approximately $40,000
Phase 3 - 2015-2016: Restore theWater Tower (repaint)
There have been ideas suggested for possible usage of the Pump House. A Visitor Center that would be used to promote village activities and businesses within the village has been the most widely suggested use for the space.
In order to restore the Pump House and Water Tower, we need your help through volunteering and most of all, donations. Please print the Friends of the Historic Oregon Water Tower membership form, indicate how you are willing to help, and mail it to the address provided on the form to become a member of the Friends of the Historic Oregon Water Tower.